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Easter Wines Around the Garden State

The Jersey Bites team checked in with some of the Garden State’s most prominent vineyards for their thoughts on Easter wines. Thanks to all who participated in gathering Easter wine picks from top New Jersey wineries! Villa Milagro Vineyards Audrey Cross Gambino Dueña de la viña “For me Easter is full of the first fragrant […]

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Peep-tini: The Cutest Thing You’ll Ever Drink

You know spring has arrived and Easter is quickly approaching once Peeps, those colorful sugary marshmallow confections, begin to appear. Kids go crazy for Peeps and now adults will, too! Bunny Peep-tinis will certainly please the grown-ups at your gathering this year. Flavored with vanilla and strawberry, they offer the perfect flavor combination for spring and Easter […]

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Wines for Your Easter Basket

This sponsored article is brought to you by Atlantic City Bottle Company. It’s been a long, challenging winter but finally, Easter is on its way. As with any religious holiday, it comes with tradition. Some traditions don’t seem to make any sense. A bunny? The bunny has been hopping into Easter since the thirteenth century as a […]

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Easter Out, Anyone?

Put down your apron and put on your Easter bonnet (or don’t) and make a reservation! Here’s a sampling of Easter brunches and dinners happening around the Garden State. Easter 2014 is Sunday, April 20. Absecon The Historic Smithville Inn will have an Easter buffet with seatings at 10 a.m., noon, 3 and 5:30 p.m. […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Recipes!

This recipe roundup is sure to make the neighbors green with envy. Sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves. Guinness Brownies with Irish Buttercream Frosting By Melissa Baratta, Ocean County, Some Sugar Added This is the perfect decadent dessert after you’ve had your fill of corned beef & cabbage. The brownies are chewy and moist with a […]

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Recipes: Valentine’s Day Desserts

Put the right finishing touch on Valentine’s Day dinner with one of these homemade desserts. Secret Admirer Lemon Pound Cake Submitted by Lisa Panzariello, Union County Ingredients Hearts: Red velvet cake mix (I know, but it’s just for the hearts, and I couldn’t take any more dishes in my sink!) and the ingredients that the mix […]

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Wine & Chocolate: Perfect Together

Note to Readers: Given the weather forecast for the next few days, please check with your chosen winery for any scheduling changes. A tried-and-true Valentine’s Day tradition just got a whole lot sweeter as the Garden State Wine Growers Association (GSWGA) presents two big, consecutive weekends of wine and romance this year. Their annual Wine & […]

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Cooking with Cranberries: Not Just for Thanksgiving!

Christmas is so close we can taste it. And it tastes good. From a sauce, to a crisp, to muffins suitable for breakfast or dessert, it’s cranberry time! Try these recipes from Jennifer Miller, Hillary Irwin, Melissa Baratta and Sabrina Szteinbaum. The Ultimate Cranberry Sauce by Jennifer Miller (mealdiva.com) Ingredients 1 (12oz) package of fresh […]

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Recipe: Chocolate Crispies

We made it! Today is the twelfth and final day of our 12 Days of Cookies! Give new Biter Kathy Mathieu’s inaugural contribution, Chocolate Crispies, a whirl. You can thank us later. A simple-but-rich chocolate treat always has its place amid the fancy decorated and specialty Christmas cookies we enjoy at the holidays. Ingredients 2 oz. […]

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Recipe: Peppermint Kisses

For Day 11 of the 12 Days of Cookies, we’re looking at peppermint cookies from a new angle. Try making these festive Peppermint Kisses–one of Sabrina Szteinbaum’s favorites. Peppermint Kisses Recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction Ingredients 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened to room temperature 1 cup granulated sugar 2 egg yolks (room temperature) 1 teaspoon vanilla […]

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